Ritual Coffee Roasters

Featured in April 2014 Box

This coffee, from the Cotecaga washing station in the Nyamasheke District, represents Ritual's first direct sourcing efforts from Rwanda! As a land-locked nation in central east Africa, Rwanda has long fought to fulfill a very promising potential with regard to their coffee production. Despite excellent varieties of coffee and neatly ideal growing conditions, Rwanda has struggled to build the needed infrastructure and quality standards to deliver on that potential. Over the past few years, different projects throughout the country have finally started to create opportunities for these coffees, and their producers, to flourish. Cotecaga is one of several excellent washing stations in the mountains above Lake Kivu in the very west of the country.

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We feature truly small-batch, seasonal coffees. So there might not be any left. But that's a good thing! Only big corporate factories have the same stuff all year round.

  • Roaster

    Ritual Coffee Roasters
    San Francisco California
  • Producer

    Cotecaga Washing Station
  • Origin

    Nyamasheke, Rwanda
  • Varieties

    Bourbon
  • Elevation

    1,500-1,900 meters above sea level
  • Process

    Washed
  • Our Notes

    Hibiscus and lime acidity settle into intense cane-syrup sweetness and a clean, green-tea-like finish.Hibiscus and lime acidity settle into intense cane-syrup sweetness and a clean, green-tea-like finish.

Featured in May 2013 Box

In their search for great coffee, Ritual Coffee Roasters had to go big or go home. Instead of selecting a small harvest, they picked two producers they trusted—Edilfonso Yara and Duver Rojas—and followed them to Gigante, Colombia. There, they discovered a collective called El Desarrollo Producers, a group of 80 small farmers who combine their crops into elegant lots. This roast, Gigante, takes its name from SF baseball and the sweet flavors of its Colombian home. Its aromas of flowers and honey open into a smooth, round cup. Flavors of cocoa and oak are balanced by a mild cherry acidity that ends with a gentle sweetness.

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We feature truly small-batch, seasonal coffees. So there might not be any left. But that's a good thing! Only big corporate factories have the same stuff all year round.

  • Roaster

    Ritual Coffee Roasters
    San Francisco California
  • Producer

    El Desarollo Producers, farmed by 80 smallholder farmers
  • Origin

    Gigante, Huila, Colombia
  • Varieties

    Caturra, Typica, Bourbon
  • Elevation

    1500-1900 meters above sea level
  • Process

    Washed
  • Our Notes

    Aromas of flowers and honey open into a smooth, round cup. Flavors of cocoa and oak are balanced by a mild cherry acidity that ends with a gentle sweetness.